Every girl needs a shady sidekick when the hot summer sun means business. Top things off with a fresh raffia sun hat by the Wallaroo Hat Company with built-in wire-edged brim for shaping and colored braided leather with wooden beads around the hatband for a little Southern flair. Fresh Produce, $52
Loving this tailored silk twill tunic dress with coral reef color infusions that will take you from an afternoon garden party to the Amalfi coast and will hold up to statement accessories, hair up or down and flats or strappy sandals. So nice to have a stylish summer go-to dress that requires very little thought. J.McLaughlin, $295
The Paige Hamilton Jane bag is the perfect on-the-go cross-body purse for the style savant who loves a farmer's market stroll or prefers to pack her handbag when facing airport security lines. It's an easy-to-carry 7x7-inch square with removable chain strap. Dream Weaver, $199
"I like my money right where I can see it—hanging in my closet."—Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City.
This is the time of year to include some fun hardware in your jewelry box, and just about anything Moroccan will lend a romantic feel to your seasonal look—like these earrings in a saturated aqua hue, adding no-fuss flair to your poolside style and at a guilt-free price. Jackie Z Style Co., $30
Wedding design and event coordinator Maria Brady of Choreographed Events has la femme moderne style in spades. Here she's taken seriously sharp separates—top by A NY, leggings by Norma Kamali (love!), ankle boots by BCBG Maxazria—and punctuated them with just the right accessories: a vintage ring, oversized Armani watch and slouchy Louis Vuitton.
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